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Influenza

Flu's effect on nervous system to be probed

A review was launched yesterday to find out if flu was to blame for severely damaging the nervous systems of patients over the past two years. Emphasis will be given to swine flu cases in the past few months.

Saturday, 9 January, 2010, 12:00am

Valid concerns over flu vaccine remain unanswered by officials

I refer to Christof Van der Stichele's letter ('Expert says that swine flu vaccine is safe', December 22).

I wholeheartedly agree with this comment that, 'in matters of science, it is evidence which is supposed to count, not opinions'.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Call for donors to come forward

The Red Cross has called for donations from people with type A or O blood because of a fall in supply and rise in demand. The Hospital Authority said it needed 1,000 donations a day, but people on flu or cold drugs or from areas where mad cow disease is prevalent are advised not to donate. To inquire about donating, call 2710 1234.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

New herbal tea remedy can kill swine flu virus, officials say

Mainland researchers have developed a new type of herbal remedy that can slay the H1N1 virus, Beijing municipal authorities say.

Dr Wang Chen, president of Chaoyang Hospital, said yesterday that the formula could reduce the average length of swine-flu-related fever from 26 to 16 hours and cut the use of antibiotics by more than 70 per cent. The formula is taken as a tea.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Combine flu vaccines, WHO group urges

A group of experts with the World Health Organisation is recommending that the swine flu vaccine be combined with the seasonal flu vaccine from May.

The recommendation is made in a report that a group member says reflects that the new vaccine is as safe as previous ones and that swine flu is becoming part of seasonal flu.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Steely grey may be a little late, but O' Shea certain he'll race to win

Racing To Win may have arrived in Hong Kong two years late, according to trainer John O'Shea, but that won't stop the steely grey producing a bold showing in the richest turf mile race in the world - the HK$16 million Hong Kong Mile.

12 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

20-year-old leukaemia patient dies

A 20-year-old leukaemia patient died of swine flu in Pok Oi Hospital on Wednesday. A 47-year-old smoker who developed symptoms of swine flu on November 27 was reported to be in critical condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday. A total of 106 swine flu patients remain in public hospitals, with five in serious condition and 14 critical.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Private doctors urged to be alert to swine flu as man dies at home

Private doctors are being urged to be more alert to the possibility of human swine flu in their patients after a 54-year-old smoker became the first person in Hong Kong with the disease to die at home.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Two new critical flu cases reported

Two critical cases of swine flu were reported yesterday, a four-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Boy had mutated 'Norway' virus

A one-year-old boy in Hong Kong had suffered from the same mutated swine flu virus that was recently discovered and linked to two deaths in Norway, health authorities said.

The virus was found in a respiratory specimen of the boy, who has since recovered.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am